Problem Child 2 PG-13 CC

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John Ritter returns as Ben Healy, father to "problem child" Junior. Now-divorced Ben has a new lady (Laraine Newman) in his life...and her plans for their future include boarding school.

Starring:
John Ritter, Michael Oliver
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Brian Levant
Starring John Ritter, Michael Oliver
Supporting actors Jack Warden, Laraine Newman, Amy Yasbeck, Ivyann Schwan, Gilbert Gottfried, Paul Willson, Alan Blumenfeld, Charlene Tilton, James Tolkan, Martha Quinn, Zach Grenier, Eric Edwards, Krystle Mataras, Tiffany Mataras, Dennis Redfield, Bill Warren, Kristina Simonds, Aaron Vaughn
Studio NBCU
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Pollanen on September 19, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
What can I truly say about this movie. The first one is a classic, and this one continues in the same vein. Junior and Ben have left "mother dearest" and are now on their own. They've moved, and if you think it's to escape trouble, you're wrong. Junior is up to his old tricks. He goes after everyone from bullys to the women of the town, and even the local terror, Trixie. The two duke it out a bit before finally joining forces to thwart the plans of Big Ben Healy. The movie has a lot of laughs, and even some heart. If you love the first one, you'll love this one. I highly recommend it, and if worse comes to worse, just pull a Junior to make a sunny day even sunnier. :)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Darian Dennison on April 1, 2003
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Usually the sequels aren't as good as the original but this is an exception and I'll never forget the first time I watched this movie in the 5th grade and I gotta tell you I loved that movie and almost every time that we go to the video store, I always tell my mother to go rent it for me, man those were the days can you believe it.
The movie is about Ben (John Ritter) and his son Junior (Michael Oliver) who is moving from Cold River to Mortville in search of a new life, and when they arrive Mortville, the singles are waiting for him and they even have a barbeque at the neighbor's house for which the barbeque blows up right into his face, then Junior goes to school and the principal (you'll never guess who it is!) skips Junior from the 3rd grade to the 6th grade cause the principal tells Junior that he's a genious.
Then Junior makes a new 'friend' or is it bully.
Later on in the movie Ben has a crush on the school nurse Annie (Amy Yasbeck who played the annoying mother on the first movie)
and Big Ben (Jack Warden) moves in with them, and Junior later meets the nurse's bratty daughter named Trixxie, there's a hilarious scene at the carnival when Junior couldn't go on the crazy dance cause he was a little too short and he sabotages the ride which everybody vomits and back at home Ben meets a mean rich woman named Lawanda who detests Junior and later on they're about to get married which Junior will do anything to sabotage the marriage but then again Ben has a crush on the school nurse and Trixxie and Junior became friends and Ben decides that he doesn't want to marry Lawanda cause he wanted Annie more.
If you liked the first Problem Child movie, you'll like this movie even more cause it's funnier and not as annoying as the first and the scenery was much prettier and there's actually a made for TV movie called Problem Child 3 and stay away from that pile of crud, it is such an awful movie, the only character that returns is Jack Warden as Big Ben.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "tremorsbuff" on July 21, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This movie was great! Top notch. Although the only downside of it is when the people barf on the ride and when the dog ... a mile high! Gross! But all in all, this movie was great!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Such a sad day for a review of a comedy, but I had to review this movie. John Ritter's passing will be sorely felt to those who knew him and to those who love his work. This film stands out not only because of his hilarious performance as the ever-suffering father of junior, but his remarkable ability to turn even the most mundane script into a comedy masterpiece. This 1991 film reunites John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck, and Michael Oliver from the first film. The first film was amusing at best, but this one is superb. Ben Healy moves his son to the divorcee capital of the suburban world--Mortville and hijinks ensue. Junior is selfishly protective of his father and will do anything to keep him to himself,even broadsiding his father's half-baked attempts at dating. There's the homemade porn show of the first and last babysitter and her boyfriend. There's the "shocking" removal of another date from hell, and then there's Lawanda. Amongst all these, is the sweet and sublime nurse Annie, played by Ritter's future wife Amy Yasbeck. It is difficult to watch these two. Even in this early film, their affection for each other is painfully obvious. Yet, there is a poignant bittersweetness to this movie. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to tape this off the tv and I'm so glad I did. Some scenes are edited, such as the "vomit comet" scene, but as this movie is so hard to find and not on DVD, I'd say I'm quite lucky. If you're fortnate enough to find this, you won't be disappointed. It is one of Ritter's funniest and perhaps his most honest performances. Hopefully Three's Company will be on DVD soon. May you find peace John Ritter, your laughter and your smile will be missed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 22, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Problem Child 2 may not be one the best films made but it sure is one of the best films ever made. This excellent film only received 1 star but those critics must be insane. Problem Child 2 is the better sequal to Problem Child and the the amazingly wonderful prequal to the horrendous(though those critics give it 2 stars) Problem Child 3: Junior in Love.
Problem Child 2 is about when Little Ben(John Ritter) and Junior(Michael Oliver)move to a town called Mortville to put their life in their town in the first film behind. In school there Junior is put in sixth grade by the principal Mr. Peabody(Gilbert Gottfried) so he'll be out of the school quickly.
Big Ben(Jack Warden) comes to Little Ben's and Junior's home because he is broke. Big Ben's presence makes Junior miserable so does Trixie, a girl Junior meets in the school who is as bad as him, and Little Ben's attempts to find Junior a mother. So Junior plays pranks on all of them making them miserable. One night when Little Ben takes Junior to a carnival a rich evil lady named La Wanda who owns the bank Little Ben is a customer to comes to their house and remakes since she loved Little Ben once she sees his picture. When they get home the home is remade and La Wanda is there with Big Ben supporting a marriage between them just because that ugly old man wants some dough. But Little Ben likes Trixie's mother Annie, the school nurse. So Junior has to stop La Wanda with some help from Trixie.
That's the plot of Problem Child 2. Let's hope that the studio that made the first movie on DVD brings this out on DVD with GOOD special features. Well for now just try to find this film on VHS.
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